Vectorworks Building Information Modeling (Architect)
(costs are shown in $US) Many people talk about BIM these days, it is an important way to create drawings. This course is an introduction to using Building Information Modeling with Vectorworks Architect and it has been designed to teach you the concepts of BIM and how to use the Vectorworks Architect in the most productive way. It has all been brought together in a concise course.
In this course you will draw a simple two story project that will teach you the basics of BIM. We will start with first principle and work through creating a Building Model that will allow us to create plans, sections, and elevations. We will progress through site modeling, solar studies, rendering 3D views, internal room elevations, and details.
By the end of the course attendees should be able to create a Building Information Model and create drawings from it.
The course duration shown on the right hand side is the time I estimate it will take you to complete the course, this is not the length of video that I have included, that is shown at the bottom, the total running time. Each lesson has an estimate of how long I believe it will take you to complete the lesson, this is not the length of the video that has included, it is about three times the length of the video.
Session 1 – Setting Up the Project
Session 2 – Concept Modelling
Session 3 – Creating the Building
Session 4 – Creating Doors and Windows
Session 5 – Internal Fixtures
Session 6 – Creating Drawings and Exporting BIM Information
Course Learning Objectives:
- Learn how to start a project and set up the file.
- Learn how to use the Vectorworks modeling tools for conceptual design.
- Learn how to create a building.
- Learn how to create and control window and door styles.
- Learn how to place internal fixtures and learn where to find the resources.
- Learn how to create and link drawings together.
- Learn how to create reports and export BIM Information
Let’s get started! Total video running time 11:27:51
- Lectures 27
- Quizzes 0
- Skill level All level
- Language English
- Students 127
- Assessments Yes
Session 1 – Setting Up
In this module we will set up the project using Design Layers, Stories, and levels. As well as setting up the project we will also start to create a library and template so that in future projects we will have an efficient way to get started.
Session 2 - Conceptual Modeling
In this module we will start to create our project using techniques to create the site model, property line, surrounding buildings, and the bulk and location of our project.
Session 3 - Creating Buildings
In this module we will learn about creating the project, drawing the walls, slabs, and roofs.
Session 4 - Creating Doors And Windows
In this session we will create doors and windows for our project using styles. These styles will allow the windows and doors to be created efficiently and saved to our library. We can also use these door and window styles to create a door and window schedule.
Session 5 - Interiors
In this session we will fit out the building placing fixtures in bathrooms, kitchens, adding stairs, and adding additional furniture and fixtures to the plan.
Session 6 - Creating Drawings
In this session will create our drawings. We will create a site plan, floorplans, sections, internal elevations, details and detail referencing.